acpi=off disables my USB mouse
Hello at all
I have a serious problem with Linux installations on my machine. I've tried several distributions, all of them having the same problem. When I installed the distribution/run the live-cd, I need the two boot parameters noapic and acpi=off. After some research, I found out that acpi=off casts my USB mouse (Logitech G3) unusable.
Ubuntu and co. need noapic acpi=off to boot the Live system, and in these distributions, my mouse doesn't work.
Gentoo has the same problematics as Ubuntu.
Fedora Core managed to boot the installation process (in X11) with only noapic, but in order to boot after the successful installation, I still need to use the doomed acpi=off. That command kills my USB mouse.
Slax runs from the live-cd without any boot parameters, and my mouse works in it.
I've had other problems with Debian and openSUSE, so these distributions are not an option either.
I just downloaded an iso from Slackware, but I don't believe this is a wise choice for a first time Linux installation. I don't have that much Linux experience, and I want to start with something else.
I would rather just solve the problem of my mouse not working. I'm not afraid of recompiling the kernel with some extra drivers. Maybe the solution is easier, and using another parameter instead of acpi=off or changing some BIOS settings can do the trick. I am totally lost though. This particular problem has really been upsetting me.
As of the moment, I have a successful installation of Fedora Core 6 on my harddrive, so whatever people can come up with to try and help me will be tested on that.
I already connected an old PS/2 mouse to test if that would work, and the PS/2 mouse does work in all cases.
Some hardware info:
MoBo: ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 4200+
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7600GT
HDD: MAXTOR 7F300F0 (300GB, S-ATA)
Mouse: Logitech G3 (connected over USB)
Thank you for any help